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Bertrand Mansion <> writes:
>> Yes, it would be useful to know _why_ these changes are being made...
> Personally, I never liked setfenv/getfenv, so I think what Lua authors
> have done is really an improvement.

So... did you ever _use_ them?  I gather all the complaints are coming
from people who do...

> I am glad these two functions will be moved to debug, that's where
> they belong. I wouldn't call this "deprecated", in my opinion it is
> just a clear sign that these functions are lower-level and that there
> are now more user-friendly ways to achieve similar things.

No.  That's not what the debug package signifies.

A constant refrain in the Lua community is that you should _never_
depend on "debug" package functions, and should only use them for

> Besides, the new syntax is a lot more readable in my opinion and leads
> to code that is easier to maintain.

setfenv/getfenv are _not_ user-level functions; they're functions used
by people writing frameworks for users to use.  So you're right, they're
low-level, but they're _useful_ for people that are writing low-level

I _don't_ dislike the new "in ENV" syntax -- I think you're right that
it looks like a much nicer thing for users to use directly.  But it is
not a replacement for setfenv/getfenv, which have other uses, largely
for writers of frameworks etc.


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